Directed by Wanuri Kahui

2018,83 min

Women Filmmakers Week – Closing Night
Co-Presented with Portland International Film Festival

Sponsored by Mercy Corps

Rafiki, which means “friend” in Swahili, is a love story between two young Kenyan women who live in a country where homosexuality is banned. Forced to hide their love from family, friends and the public, Kena and Ziki create their own private world where their love flourishes in hidden, snatched moments of joy and happiness. Inevitably, however, Kena and Ziki are unable to escape their country’s harsh laws and prejudices against gay people, and they are forced to choose between happiness, family, and safety.

In English and Swahili with English subtitles.

Saturday, March 2nd 2019 | 7:00pm
PCC Cascade

Note: Women Filmmakers Week - Closing Night
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